Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)

Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)

Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Dwarf Chinese Elm)

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Even in winter, without leaves, Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ has a fascinating appearance. Buds along the plant’s many short, twiggy shoots look like strands of jewels, as do the green leaves when they emerge. Older stems develop exfoliating bark. Use the small, slow-growing, high-interest plant in rock garden, container or small bed to provide an Asian aesthetic. Prefers full to part sun and moist, well-drained soil.

  • Garden Size: 6’H x 4’W
  • Dwarf: 3-6″/year
  • Habit:  Broad Upright – Small
  • Hardiness:  Zone 5
  • Exposure:  Sun to Partial Shade

Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing.  Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes.  Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season.  Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring.  Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.